Home News Forum Articles
  Welcome back Join CF
You are here You are here: Home | Forum | Coronavirus

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most of the discussions, articles and other free features. By joining our Virgin Media community you will have full access to all discussions, be able to view and post threads, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own images/photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please join our community today.


Welcome to Cable Forum
Go Back   Cable Forum > General Discussion > Current Affairs

Coronavirus
View Poll Results: When you become eligible for the Covid Vaccine, would you take it?
Yes 46 85.19%
No 6 11.11%
Unsure 2 3.70%
Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-01-2021, 21:00   #2791
OLD BOY
Just shield those at risk
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wokingham
Services: 2 V6 boxes; Maxit TV; Now TV, Amazon, Netflix, Starzplay, Apple TV; VM broadband and landline
Posts: 11,566
OLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze array
OLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze array
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
Originally Posted by jfman View Post
Probably not but what's the purpose of the state broadcaster if it's not to highlight the plight of the white middle class?

Also curious if the staged photo for the BBC website was an essential journey.
It was work, so yes that would have been permitted.
__________________
SVOD and AVOD will replace existing TV channels
OLD BOY is offline   Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Old 12-01-2021, 21:32   #2792
Hugh
Hic Sunt Dracones
Cable Forum Team
 
Hugh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Age: 64
Services: Premiere Collection
Posts: 36,073
Hugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden aura
Hugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden aura
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
Originally Posted by jfman View Post
Probably not but what's the purpose of the state broadcaster if it's not to highlight the plight of the white middle class?

Also curious if the staged photo for the BBC website was an essential journey.
It was probably taken at Prestop Park, about 500 metres from one of the lady’s house.

---------- Post added at 20:32 ---------- Previous post was at 20:32 ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by OLD BOY View Post
It was work, so yes that would have been permitted.
How was it work for the two ladies - were they paid?

Anyway, the picture is titled "Jessica Allen (left) and friend Eliza Moore near their homes in Ashby-de-la-Zouch".
__________________
There is always light.
If only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it
.
If my post is in bold and this colour, it's a Moderator Request.

Last edited by Hugh; 12-01-2021 at 21:39.
Hugh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2021, 22:11   #2793
jfman
Architect of Ideas
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 5,791
jfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appeal
jfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appeal
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
Originally Posted by OLD BOY View Post
It was work, so yes that would have been permitted.
Work.

I almost prefer your epidemiology skills, OB.
jfman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2021, 22:29   #2794
Sephiroth
Simples
 
Sephiroth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: RG41
Services: 1 Gbps; Hub 4 MM; ASUS RT-AC68U. BT Infinity2; Tivo; V6; XL Phone; Devolo 1200AV
Posts: 8,240
Sephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronze
Sephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronze
Re: Coronavirus

Journalistic work. Obviously.
__________________
Seph.

My advice is at your risk.
Sephiroth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2021, 22:33   #2795
Pierre
The Dark Satanic Mills
 
Pierre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: floating in the ether
Posts: 9,134
Pierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny stars
Pierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny stars
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sephiroth View Post
Journalistic work. Obviously.
Key workers, in fact.
__________________
The wheel's still turning but the hamsters dead.
Pierre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2021, 22:52   #2796
Hugh
Hic Sunt Dracones
Cable Forum Team
 
Hugh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Age: 64
Services: Premiere Collection
Posts: 36,073
Hugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden aura
Hugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden aura
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
Key workers, in fact.
The reporters are, they’re not...

Anyway, as posted earlier, it was taken near their home.
__________________
There is always light.
If only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it
.
If my post is in bold and this colour, it's a Moderator Request.
Hugh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2021, 22:56   #2797
jfman
Architect of Ideas
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 5,791
jfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appeal
jfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appeal
Re: Coronavirus

It’s the worker, not the work, that falls into key worker categories. Are either journalists by trade?
jfman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-01-2021, 08:12   #2798
Pierre
The Dark Satanic Mills
 
Pierre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: floating in the ether
Posts: 9,134
Pierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny stars
Pierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny starsPierre has a pair of shiny stars
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hugh View Post
The reporters are, they’re not...
.
Nobody said they were, I believe the original point was that the photo was taken by somebody working.

As OB responded to

https://www.cableforum.uk/board/show...postcount=2791
__________________
The wheel's still turning but the hamsters dead.
Pierre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-01-2021, 08:47   #2799
jfman
Architect of Ideas
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 5,791
jfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appeal
jfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appeal
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
Nobody said they were, I believe the original point was that the photo was taken by somebody working.

As OB responded to

https://www.cableforum.uk/board/show...postcount=2791
I questioned if their journey was essential. I offered no opinion on who took the photo.
jfman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-01-2021, 09:24   #2800
papa smurf
vox populi vox dei
 
papa smurf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: the last resort
Services: every thing
Posts: 12,119
papa smurf has a pair of shiny starspapa smurf has a pair of shiny stars
papa smurf has a pair of shiny starspapa smurf has a pair of shiny starspapa smurf has a pair of shiny starspapa smurf has a pair of shiny starspapa smurf has a pair of shiny starspapa smurf has a pair of shiny starspapa smurf has a pair of shiny starspapa smurf has a pair of shiny starspapa smurf has a pair of shiny starspapa smurf has a pair of shiny starspapa smurf has a pair of shiny starspapa smurf has a pair of shiny starspapa smurf has a pair of shiny starspapa smurf has a pair of shiny starspapa smurf has a pair of shiny starspapa smurf has a pair of shiny starspapa smurf has a pair of shiny starspapa smurf has a pair of shiny starspapa smurf has a pair of shiny starspapa smurf has a pair of shiny stars
Re: Coronavirus

I wasn't involved.
__________________
To be or not to be, woke is the question Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer. The slings and arrows of outrageous wokedome, Or to take arms against a sea of wokies. And by opposing end them.
papa smurf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-01-2021, 12:38   #2801
OLD BOY
Just shield those at risk
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wokingham
Services: 2 V6 boxes; Maxit TV; Now TV, Amazon, Netflix, Starzplay, Apple TV; VM broadband and landline
Posts: 11,566
OLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze array
OLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze array
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
Originally Posted by jfman View Post
Work.

I almost prefer your epidemiology skills, OB.
What else would you call, you know, what reporters do?

---------- Post added at 11:38 ---------- Previous post was at 11:36 ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by jfman View Post
I questioned if their journey was essential. I offered no opinion on who took the photo.
Then what was the point of your question about ‘work’? Argumentative, as usual. No surprise there, then.
__________________
SVOD and AVOD will replace existing TV channels
OLD BOY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-01-2021, 12:42   #2802
Hom3r
Proud Ex EU Citizen.
 
Hom3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Galactic Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha, www.daves-world.co.uk. A secret Moonbase (shh don't tell anybody)
Age: 52
Services: 1 V6, 2x1TB TiVo, SH3. Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, Ton's of Smart Home stuff, & Cuddy Toy
Posts: 15,855
Hom3r has a pair of shiny starsHom3r has a pair of shiny starsHom3r has a pair of shiny stars
Hom3r has a pair of shiny starsHom3r has a pair of shiny starsHom3r has a pair of shiny starsHom3r has a pair of shiny starsHom3r has a pair of shiny starsHom3r has a pair of shiny starsHom3r has a pair of shiny starsHom3r has a pair of shiny starsHom3r has a pair of shiny stars
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
I'm almost certain that any shop already has the power to decide who they let enter and always have.

I found out as shops are private property that can refuse entry to anyone they want.


Personally I'd ban anyone without a mask, unless they had a Drs letter, then they would only be allowed in at certain times to protect others.


I say Drs leter as you can buy an exemption card online which is pointless.
__________________
STAY AT HOME: I found out that mum will never walk again as the coronavirus attacked her nervous system. She died on September 30th, wearing a mask and she still might be alive today.
Hom3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-01-2021, 12:53   #2803
jfman
Architect of Ideas
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 5,791
jfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appeal
jfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appealjfman has a bronzed appeal
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
Originally Posted by OLD BOY View Post
What else would you call, you know, what reporters do?

Then what was the point of your question about ‘work’? Argumentative, as usual. No surprise there, then.
You brought up work Old Boy, not me.

I merely asked if their staged photo was an essential journey. You got into an argument about it, I'm unsure why when it's plainly not essential to stage a photo for the purposes of a "news" article.
jfman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-01-2021, 13:04   #2804
Hugh
Hic Sunt Dracones
Cable Forum Team
 
Hugh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Age: 64
Services: Premiere Collection
Posts: 36,073
Hugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden aura
Hugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden auraHugh has a golden aura
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
Originally Posted by jfman View Post
You brought up work Old Boy, not me.

I merely asked if their staged photo was an essential journey. You got into an argument about it, I'm unsure why when it's plainly not essential to stage a photo for the purposes of a "news" article.
There appears to have been some confusion about who "they*" were - you believed it was the two ladies, and some others believed it was the people reporting the story.

*did they have to make an "essential journey" for the sake of the photo opportunity

Since the confusion is resolved, let's move on, please.
__________________
There is always light.
If only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it
.
If my post is in bold and this colour, it's a Moderator Request.
Hugh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-01-2021, 14:18   #2805
Sephiroth
Simples
 
Sephiroth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: RG41
Services: 1 Gbps; Hub 4 MM; ASUS RT-AC68U. BT Infinity2; Tivo; V6; XL Phone; Devolo 1200AV
Posts: 8,240
Sephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronze
Sephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronzeSephiroth is cast in bronze
Re: Coronavirus

Boris got well and truly skewered by Starmer at PMQs today.

To my eyes at least, the children's meal package that Boris said was unacceptable, etc, was pointed out by Starmer to be exactly in line with the official Education Dept. guidance.

Boris could only answer that the Conservatives instituted free school meals, not Labour, plus a load of bumbling waffle.

Skewered and Boris knew it.


__________________
Seph.

My advice is at your risk.
Sephiroth is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:57.


Server: curium.zmnt.uk
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.